Mytheos Holt is an Associate Policy Analyst with the R Street Institute. In addition, he works as a Communications Strategist at Mair Strategies, LLC, where he acts as unofficial deputy to former RNC Online Communications Director Liz Mair.
Mytheos has held a wide range of positions within the conservative movement. He most recently worked as Political Editor at TheBlaze.com, holding positions as a Digital Editor at the Washington Times, New Media Associate for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Speechwriter for Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming and Election Year Reporter at National Review. In addition, he has been published at Breitbart.com and NakedDC. He lives in Arlington, VA.
In 1941, journalist Dorothy Parker suggested a gruesome parlor game you could play at your next dinner party, which she called Who Goes Nazi? As this game was supposed to be played before anyone knew what Hitler himself would go on to do, Parker clearly meant the born Nazi epithet as a standard political jab rather than the over-the-top insult it has become.
Recently, alarming news for those advocating for a sensible health care policy arrived courtesy of Politico Pro: The pharmaceutical industry spent more than $50 million on lobbying last year alone. And, if you can believe this, thats an increase from 2014.
At a recent panel sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CES) dealing with the improvement of Americas patent system, the audience found itself stunned.
One doesnt exactly have to reach to come up with reasons why 2016 will be an important year. Particularly in political and policy circles.
The Federal Communications Commission, like most Federal agencies, has gotten worse at its job under Barack Obama. So much worse, in fact, that Republican Senators have had to send a letter to them asking if theyve even acted on half a million consumer complaints.
During the fourth Republican debate, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina correctly noted that big government has created a big business called politics. And there are lots of people invested in the status quo of that big business called politics.
Obamacare, depending on who you ask in the GOP, is either a calculated Trojan Horse designed to collapse and release single payer health care upon the American public, a flawed piece of legislation that needs badly to be revised, or the greatest evil inflicted on the American public since slavery.
In the battle over patent reform, one question that looms bizarrely large is the issue of venue reform. That is, one of the many complaints offered by supporters of reform is that particularly litigious patent holders need to be restrained from dragging their targets into random, out-of-the-way courtrooms.
What do you call someone who supports Federal bureaucrats granting rights out of thin air, judges legislating from the bench about how those rights work, and spreads terror about technological progress (along with derogatory comparisons to Uber)?
Conservatives, heres a question: What if I told you that taxpayers are inadvertently propping up indoctrination camps that teach their students to be anti-growth while simultaneously trying to extort hundreds of millions of dollars from the very companies most devoted to making our lives better?
Having exhausted their grab bag of scare tactics, untruths, and misleading arguments, patent reform opponents seem finally to have grasped that their stalling is failing.
You have to give the enemies of patent reform credit: They do love to hide behind the idea that theyre defending the free market.
Two recent events illustrate better than almost anything the difference between the worlds that proponents of patent reform, and their opponents, want to see.
As the race for 2016 heats up, Republican contenders for high office at all levels will be asking themselves a simple question: How do we expand on our demographic and outreach success of 2014, in order to build a truly lasting coalition?
In the 1980s, a group was formed which warned of an emerging danger to American’s youth. That danger was a new, and increasingly popular form of entertainment that, while seemingly harmless, allowed children and teens to tap into their more violent and morally questionable urges while hiding under the guise of harmless escapism.
As readers may or may not be aware, it’s School Choice Week. However, given the items in the news, you could be forgiven for not knowing. In fact, given those same items, one might get the idea that we’ve instead been going through something like Bullying Month.
When one thinks of ticket scalpers, one generally conjures a mental image of shady men waiting outside theaters offering scandalously overpriced tickets to late buyers from under several layers of trench coat.
In the ongoing dust-up over tactics currently dominating conservative sites – turning former comrades against each other and causing many consternation about the fate of the GOP – it was probably inevitable that the name of William F. Buckley Jr would be brought up at some point.
"You have the courage to tell the masses what no politician told them: you are inferior and all the improvements in your condition which you simply take for granted you owe to the efforts of men who are better than you."
In the recent Hammer Horror film The Woman in Black, lawyer Arthur Kipps (played by erstwhile Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe) undertakes the project of sorting through the possessions of a deceased woman at her late home, Eel Marsh House.